That's right. Only quitters. And a quitter is someone who gave up on their dream. A true winner is someone who will fight for their dream even when the world says they can't have it. No one ever loses anything, they just simply give up on what they were after. In the long run, isn't it better to say that you gave it your best shot instead of not trying at all?
So what are we afraid of? Let me put a fishing example out there. Many of us that fly fish, have our go-to flies, our favorite rivers that we know very well.
How often do we just throw our fly box in the car and go to a new place to scout out? What are we afraid of? That we might get skunked because we don't have the "experience" in this new water? I will answer that question with a BIG "YES"!! Folks, it's all about the adventure!
I have decided to step outside the box for a day trip that I am taking next week. It will be a challenge. I expect that much. But, I will make the best of it. And I will throw my 6 or 7 years of experience into figuring it out. I'm downright excited! Because, you see, if I come up empty... I tried my best. Nothing to be ashamed of. And if I catch and put fish in the net... Then, I have improved my skills. You see, winners are always learning and are always looking for new ways to challenge themselves. They are positive thinkers and they work hard for what they believe in. So, I'm going to step outside my comfort zone and head to the river "Unknown". Because it's the challenges in life that make us stronger.
A friend of mine had me read from Romans 5:4-5. It tells us that patience produces character and character produces hope and this hope will never disappoint us.
Do I hear an "Amen"? = )